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Equal Vote
Tuesday, July 26
 
Voting Rights Act Conference
The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and other civil rights organizations are hosting a National Conference on the Voting Rights Act in Washington DC today. Reuters has this report. I'll be attending the conference and moderating one of the panels. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) opened things up last night with a rousing speech recounting in vivid detail his experiences in 1964 and 1965 leading up to passage of the Act, including "Bloody Sunday" (March 7, 1965) on which he and other protesters were viciously beaten as crossed the the Edmund Pettus Bridge on the outskirts of Selma.

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